This black-and-white-furred bear is about as long in the body as an average human—but much rounder.

Panda CR 2

XP 600
N Medium animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +7


AC 13, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (+3 natural)
hp 19 (3d8+6)
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +1


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d6+6), 2 claws +5 (1d3+3)


Str 17, Dex 10, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 14
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 15 (19 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +11, Perception +7, Survival +1; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb
SQ powerful bite


Powerful Bite (Ex)

A panda applies twice its Strength bonus to bite damage.


Environment temperate or warm jungles
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Pandas spend most of their lives alone, avoiding even other pandas except during mating season. They are excellent climbers, with front paws configured much like humans‘ opposable thumbs to help them grip bamboo stalks and tree branches. Bamboo shoots make up almost their entire diet, although pandas are technically omnivorous. In part because of the low nutritional value of bamboo, pandas lack the energy for aggression, and avoid danger wherever possible.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Animal Archive © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Amanda Hamon, Philip Minchin, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Christina Stiles.

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